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Be the change: our work with schools across Ireland this year

Claire Marshall | 30 June 2017 | 0 Comments

The past year has been a challenging one for the world. Brutal attacks, war and divisiveness filled our airwaves. However, don’t believe the myth of the snowflake generation – young people across Ireland are rising. They’re learning, they’re debating, they’re campaigning – and our Active Citizenship team is giving them the tools to do it!

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Topics: Active Citizenship, concern debates, get involved, campaign academy

Concern Debates: In the words of the experts

Clare Ahern | 03 May 2017 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the 33rd annual Concern Debates final, two veterans of the competition share their inside views and experiences.

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Topics: concern debates, Active Citizenship

Six tips for a happier, healthier new year

Aoife O'Grady | 23 December 2016 | 8 Comments

2016 was a fraught year. Dramatic international events – from ongoing crisis in Syria, terrorist attacks and climate change to unprecedented political upheaval in the USA and UK – left many of us at a loss. We felt powerless and small in the face of hate speech, conflict, fake news and division. As individuals, we can’t solve geopolitical crises, but we can carve out spaces of peace and positivity – in ourselves, our homes and our communities. Here are just a few tips for nourishing ourselves and our world in 2017.

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Topics: Active Citizenship, Community fundraising, volunteer

Creating a kinder world at the Youth Summit

Maedhbh McDonald | 21 November 2016 | 0 Comments

On 17 November over 200 young people gathered in the Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place for the annual Youth Summit. Organised by the NYCI and Concern Worldwide, the event took place during One World Week and focused on the topic of migration and the sustainable development goals.

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Topics: Active Citizenship, Youth Summit

Meet the author of Concern’s new book, Someone Like Me

Fionnagh Nally | 31 May 2016 | 2 Comments

Someone Like Me is new children’s book from Concern which explores diversity through the stories of eight remarkable children from eight different countries. The book’s author, Fionnagh Nally, discusses the inspiration behind the book and shares her thoughts on why the book is important for Irish children.

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Topics: Active Citizenship

Will you play your part in ending extreme poverty?

Sadhbh Goodhue | 23 July 2015 | 0 Comments

This September, world leaders have a massive opportunity to set the world on course to eradicate poverty by adopting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Ireland can play an important role.

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Topics: Active Citizenship, sustainable development goals, #RecommitToAid

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